BJP’s Savitri Bai Phule files FIR against construction company official for casteist remarks

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(Last Updated On: January 6, 2016)

BAHRAICH: BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule has lodged an FIR against an official of highway construction company accusing him of making ” casteist” remarks and threatening her with dire consequences, police said here today.

BJP's Savitri Bai Phule files FIR against construction company official for casteist remarksCircle Officer Anup Kumar said that on the complaint of the MP an FIR has been lodged against the project manager of the company and the matter was being investigated.

Phule along with her supporters also staged a demonstration yesterday outside the Kotwali police station alleging delay in registration of an FIR.

National Highway from Barabanki to Rupehdiya via Bahraich is being constructed by Bhopal based Dilip Buildcon company.

The BJP has lodged a complaint with Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari alleging irregularities in construction work, after which a central team reached there yesterday for physical verification.

In the meantime, the Bahraich MP Phule along with her supporters also reached the spot and demanded to dig at a specified point.

It is alleged that after Phule’s demand, the project manager of the company Bhagwat Mishra lost his temper, made “casteist” remarks and threatened her of dire consequences.

Phule also raised allegations against the police saying that when she demanded action against Mishra, they also did not “behave properly”.

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